Sajith never prescribed drug, only brought it to attention of relevant individuals-Harin

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While claiming that former Opposition Leader in Parliament Sajith Premadasa ‘never prescribed the drug for the Coronavirus as he only brought it to the attention of the relevant individuals’, former Parliamentarian Harin Fernando vehemently rejected the propaganda carried out by distorting the statements of Mr. Premadasa.

“It is regrettable that even amidst this catastrophic situation we are facing as a country, certain parties are talking questionable actions towards their lofty political objectives.
We vehemently reject the propaganda carried out by distorting the statements of the Former Leader of the Opposition Mr. Sajith Premadasa, who has spoken on behalf of the interests of the people, Mr. Fernando, who is also the head of the national campaign Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB).
It should also be noted that of the government acts in defiance of the opposition, it is a challenge to the populist rule.
It is no secret that the SJB Leader Sajith Premadasa was one of the pioneering people's representatives within the Parliament who raised concerns pertaining to Coronavirus outbreak, and brought it to the government's attention.
However, the statement he made on behalf of the people are being distorted within social media platforms in a repulsive manner.
The most recent incident is reported to have been attributed to a statement he made concerning several medications that are used to suppress the Coronavirus.
His efforts to bring the government’s focus on world-wide treatment options for the Coronavirus, is to serve as a responsible political leader, since the parliament is not obtainable for a public representatives to speak.


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  • Upa Tuesday, 24 March 2020 06:33 AM

    Funny thing is ,his attempt to equate himself with he specialists of the totally unknown field to him,father aso like like that

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 24 March 2020 06:34 AM

    Sad, take either way

    Missaka Tuesday, 24 March 2020 06:53 AM

    Haa...haa!!! Stupid message by Sajith. He has shown that again he is not a suitable candidate for the country leadership. If he has any message to pass to relevant individuals he could have done it using proper protocols without putting messages on FB!

    Jay Jay Tuesday, 24 March 2020 06:56 AM

    What bull. If Sajith wanted to inform authorities, a public announcement is not the way to go at a time like this. As he is a politician, he has access to the decision makers... way more than the average citizen. All he is trying to do is discredit the government. He will better serve the people of Sri Lanka if he sends messages if encouragement rather than trying to discredit the government at every turn. Do remember HF and SP, you were part of a government that let the Easter attack happen even after being warned over and over again.

    Chandima Nanayakkara Tuesday, 24 March 2020 07:06 AM

    Dear Mr. Harin Tell that to Sajith P. Please ask him to refrain from making statements before getting approval from others like you, so that blunders of this nature can be avoided in future. As for blunders, all your people should keep your mouths shut (and shut down) too. SF, the first Field Martial, a former commander of the army found FB sourcers more reliable than official communication. So was Rajitha, who had spoken to "a few parents". Rajitha put his foot in his mouth earlier too.

    King Tuesday, 24 March 2020 07:18 AM

    Sajith and all other opposition members should keep their big mouths shut. Particularly Sajith who makes some stupid statements Every statement they make is being distorted in favour of the Govt who will stop at nothing to win the election.

    Devinda Uduwara Tuesday, 24 March 2020 07:56 AM

    Sajith did suggestions, proposals and requestions on Covid-19 in good intention Harin, "Dogs bark.Caravan goes on. "At the initial stage of its pandemic Govt was lethargic. It shows from the world statistics. As per their daily report as at date our infected cases per million of people is 5.0 as against 0.4 of India.Scrutinize the difference, please.

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 24 March 2020 08:13 AM

    SLPP WILL TAKE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DISGRACE THE OPPOSITION. WE ALL KNOW HOW THE RAJAPAKSHAS TAKE REVENGE AS THE WAY THEY DID TO WAR HERO SF. BASED ON THE PRESIDENTS PERFORMANCE SO THAR, SLPP WILL FIND IT DIFFICULT TO WIN THE GEN ELECTIONS.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 24 March 2020 08:37 AM

    Sajith is doing the correct thing all countries president or the PM is heading the fight against corona virus our PM is hiding this is the truth and accusing the opposition take leaders of other countries for example

    Jaliya Pathirana Tuesday, 24 March 2020 12:26 PM

    There is no one hiding and there is no need to. The current situation is well under control unlike deaths in other so called first world countries. We know Sajith is wanting stars but we will see where he is heading with elections. So he is trying the limelight.

    Citizen Silva Tuesday, 24 March 2020 09:11 AM

    Dogs bark but the SJB caravan should move on....forward.

    Anuja Premawardhena Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:24 AM

    What Nonsense! He specifically did a Trump!! Please fact check. I think he has very poor support from the medical community, or announces facts with impunity without fact checking. Thank god we do not have him as our leader at this juncture! Anu

    JeffK Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:27 AM

    Looks like followers are dumber than the leader. Do they think that authorities don't know about these drugs?

    Yeti Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:30 AM

    Sajith has some sort of an inferior mentality so trying hard to show off as a genius. He will talk to a doctor, ask about some medicine and then talk 30 minutes about that medicine.

    ගව පට්ටිය Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:32 AM

    සිරාවට බන්. ආණ්ඩුව බොත්තමක් ඔබා ශට්ඩවුන් ක්‍රමවේදය ක්‍රියාත්මක කරේ නෑනේ.

    Nanda Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:33 AM

    Don't take this seriously,while idling at home without meeting supporters,he might wanted to show his literacy in pharmacology ,problem is there may be people who take seriously

    Neo Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:37 AM

    It's Beyond me what the SJB fellows sees in Sajith.

    Nishan Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:54 AM

    Harin, Best if you advise Simple Sajith to stop giving statements, over all, even if his intentions are for the good of the people or for his own political agenda. Every time he says something he tends to shoot himself and his team in the foot. He should keep quite on important national issues as he did over all these years with much success without exposing his ignorance at this last sate of his race. Harin, your trying to defend Sajith's ignorance only puts your own potential at grave risk.

    Susil Wijewardena Tuesday, 24 March 2020 12:18 PM

    Oluwa- Sajith must keep his big gob shut. Government is taking all possible steps to curb the virus. They don't need medical expert Sajith's views. Dead loss.

    Nishantha Dantanarayana Tuesday, 24 March 2020 04:50 PM

    Sajith is no better than Ranil, when they open their mouths, they lose another 100,000 votes..ha..ha... Looks like Ranil has groomed SP really well.

    SRIKIT GUNAWARDANA Wednesday, 25 March 2020 04:52 AM

    Why did not MR and GR impose strict health screening on all arrivals starting in January?

    eran Wednesday, 25 March 2020 06:23 AM

    Sajith should keep his mouth shut..otherwise UNP would even loose the most hardcore green blooded(the born bumble ones) who would even vote prabhakaran if he contest from the UNP


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